08/31/2013 09:31 EDT | Updated 10/31/2013 05:12 EDT

Regina-bound drug mule arrested at Vancouver airport

Police in Richmond, B.C. say a woman was arrested at Vancouver International Airport after trying to board a flight to Regina with a stash of cocaine worth more than $16,000.

Cpl. Stephanie Ashton says the woman's behaviour as she checked-in for the flight Friday drew the attention of authorities.

Police with the RCMP Airport Crime Unit searched her suitcase, and found half a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a DVD player.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of between $16,000 and $20,000, Ashton said.

The RCMP says the woman may have been working as a drug courier.

She is scheduled to appear in court in Richmond on Oct. 3.